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is in egypt. she says with president marcy. egypt assumed responsibility and leadership for the peace. peter brooks, i guess i might like it believe that. but with marcy and the muslim brotherhood behind them, they favor hamas. they hate israel. how can he possibly preside over real truce? >> that's a very good question, larry. i mean, president morecy is being tested. we will see if he rises to the occasion. don't forget he has the camp david acords with israel and he gets a lot of aid. egypt gets a lot of aid, economic and military aid for the united states with a peace treaty with israel. if they move away with that, that's in jeopardy. this new president is untested. it is a new government. if he is not able to provide for the country of egypt, things may change. he has been put on the spot, and he will have to perform. >> one more spot, peter. his foreign ministry and his morn minister and prime minister have said good things about hamas and bad things about israel. pardon my skepticism. >> yeah, of course, you are right to be skeptical. we've got to see where the rhetoric and deeds mat
that is critical is because egypt is involved profoundly in this problem. morici, the new le elely electe president of egypt, is in the muslim brothers. the muslim brothers and hamas are directly related. this is about egypt and the 1979 peace treaty. >> right. i'm going to get back to the whole issue of the spreading war. but i'm just real interested in the assessment, ambassador williamson, welcome back, that israel can just inflict massive, permanent damage on hamas and their alleged military. >> well, larry, first of all, i think it's really important to take a step back. we've been involved in a presidential election that sucked up the oxygen. hamas is a group that's recognized as a terrorist organization by the u.s. government, the israeli government and the european union, has increased shelling in areas of israel over recent weeks. they now have shelled tel aviv and 180 missiles went into southern israel. so israel for its own self-defense, its right of self-defense is organizing, rallying more reserve troops, getting ready for more permanent action. it can and should do what's necessary to
to the fighting could be close. negotiations underway with egypt, israel, and turkey in karyo. can israel really trust egypt or turkey? martin fletcher joins us now. >> larry, it's been another day of bitter fighting between palestinians and israels. they have been continuing to bombard targets in gaza. over 110 palestinians, several hundred wounded. the palestinians at a lower pace than before. the rockets fired at israel today. no serious damage done today. successfully intercepted those rocketsment all of the attention is on the question will israel invade gaza with its army or will there be a truce. there is intense negotiations especially in the arab world. trying to get israel and hamas to agree to a truce. but the question now is what will come first? truce or a ground invasion? very close call. everyone, of course, hoping that a truce will take place but an israeli invasion is very much on the coards. >> now let's get some good analysis. we have dan, co-author of start-up nation. dan, welcome back. you know, this whole business about this discussion israel supposedly negotiating with tur
have come thick and fast. iran called the attacks organized terrorism. egypt's foreign minister called for a formal u.n. security council meeting to discuss the attacks. and said they must end. >> translator: egypt strongly condemns the israeli air strike in the gaza strip and the kellings of civilians and the assassination. we strongly condemn it. >> and wide gdemonstrations turned violent. in spain, riot police fired rubber bullets. and in lisbon, protesters tore down barricades lobbing rocks and bottles. workers also protested in greece, france and well engine against government policies that have driven up unemployment. the gdp is expected to sling by 0.2% in the third quarter pushing the bloc officially into recession territory. the eurozone downturn is taking its toll on germany. they had resilience tocrisis. economists are warning country could see a further contraction in the last three months of the year as dim prospects for the currency bloc continue to weigh on consumer and business sentiment. following this for us is still via ve still radio silva a vo [ silva a vod have a
. in egypt, tens of thousands have taken to the streets of cairo last night to protest against the decree by the egyptian president mohamed morsi that grants him sweeping constitutional powers. >> reporter: hundreds of thousands of egyptians have poured into tahrir square and cities all across egypt demanding that president mohamed morsi rescind his decision that granted him sweeping powers. they say it is reminiscent of the mubarak era, sending this country back to dictatorship. for the past five days, police have clashed with protesters, firing tear gas and beating them at times. more importantly, they are demanding that egypt's new constitution is one that reflects the diversity of egypt, not the sole control of the muslim brotherhood. many of the people here are angered by what they say is the attempt by the muslim brotherhood and the president mohamed morsi to take control of the country and ram pole their agenda at the expense of secular forces like those that have gathered behind my. >> neil sheering still with us. investors have gotten quite bullish on egypt. do you think the inve
went off in jerusalem, and egypt sends its prime minister to the gaza strip in a show of solidarity with the -- and did general petraeus pull a 180 degree turn in testimony today? in september he said it was videos and spontaneous demonstrations. today he said the cia knew all along it was a terrorist attack in libya. this story gets worse and worse, more and more complicated and we are going to parse through it. first up, with the fiscal cliff only 45 short days away, are we facing a stalemate or is there a new kissy huggy era coming to washington, d.c.? we've got two kissy huggy cnbc contributors. jared bernstein, former vice president, biden chief economist, and kissy huggy jim pethokoukis of the american enterprise institute. jimmy p., i love this new washington picture. and i don't want to be pessimistic. i want to be optimistic. maybe they can make a deal. but here's what i worry about, jimmy. here's what i fear. the republicans are conceding that they'll give a revenue -- a tax revenue portion by limiting deductions. but i don't see any spending cuts. the sequester has been c
closer to switzerland. >> how about eequipped and the middle east? that's another big stressor. >> egypt is a prime case of what i -- let me invent a word here -- gran greenspanization of something. egypt, the policy of the western world was egypt by propping up mubarak to have stability, quote, unquote, was account of greenspan stability we have, that kind of pseudo moderation. things were brewing under the surface and now we pay the price after 40 years of sadat and the other fellow. so now we have to pay the price. what's going to happen? nobody knows. even the players don't know. we still don't know. i don't think it is going -- we're going to move to democracy overnight. we're going to have turmoil. i don't know what's going to happen but that's identical to the trying to eliminate overstabilization of something makes it weaker. that's what we have in egypt. >> the key message is you need volatility, you need stressors in the system, and you need companies and you need markets who can survive those stressors and thrive by them. >> exactly. we need to encourage people to take certain
of the middle east sent those prices a little bit higher. we're talking about specifically violence in egypt. after a decree by egyptian president mohamed morsi that put his decisions above legal challenge. protesters accusing him of a coup. all eyes of course on egypt, as well as israel and gaza where the cease-fire is still in place. oil prices also saw additional port on the news out of europe, optimism over greece today. west texas intermediate closing above $88 a barrel, up 1% in this short rned session. brent risie ining as well but slightly less than that. >>> nonetheless, energy prices apparently are about to get lower. our next guest is talking 70s on crude for next year. john, why are you so bearish on oil for next year? >> a couple of things. global economy doesn't look all that great for next year particularly in europe. they have a lot to get together, the greece situation. we're also now -- >> it's going to get worse than it is this year. >> yeah. iea, opec itself all looking for demand declines next year in terms of growth. also, two things that bedevilled the brent market thi
industrial average is lower by 54 points. nasdaq higher by 70 point. >> violent protests in egypt are one of the many hot spots around the globe affecting our markets. we'll round off all of them and find out how they are affecting your money coming up next. >>> plus, one top democrat says members of his party threatening to jump off the fiscal cliff. they say, do it already! he says that's a business mistake. sandra levin joins us from capital to tell us why he thinks it's a baddied. working since i was about 16.n you know, one job or the other. the moment i could access the retirement plan, i just became firm about it -- "i'm done. i'm out of here." you know, it's like it just hits you fast. you know, you start thinking about what's really important here. ♪ ♪ >>> welcome back. shares of auto nation down sharply at this hour. kayla stepping in to tell us why. >> the volume that's leading auto nation down better than 5%, that stock has seen an unbelievable amount of weakness throughout the last month during which a bunch of insiders decided to sell their shares. you can see it's down
the potential to destabilize the entire region. >> absolutely. it is so interesting to watch the new egypt emerge here and see what their role will be throughout this and in the future. thank you, john. >>> let's look at where the markets stand right now. it is a good checkpoint here at about two minutes past 1:00 eastern time. industrials up 48 points at 12,835 and change. nasdaq higher by .5%, 2,924. s&p up 2 1/2 points at 1 $1,390.32. gold at $1,731 an ounce. oil moving a little bit higher. the january contract at $86.97, up 22 cents. brent crude at $109.93. michelle? >>> another international note on a store out of europe that we continue to watch as well. there are reports of a deal to release emergency aid to greece could come monday. we're also learning today the european central bank is satisfied with a plan to recapitalize greek banks. that's going to be a key part of any kind of international bailout to get that country back up on its feet. >>> now to shopping an retail. of course it takes center stage this week. before we get to what retailers are hoping for, fearful of, and pro
. meantime tony blair has told cnbc that egypt's role in the crisis is pivotal. >> i think the efforts of egypt and others to create a situation in which we can deescalate and stop it is essential. because if we don't assist israel retaliates, this will escalate and it could escalate in a very serious way indeed. >> joining us for more is david hartwell. david, just heard there from tony blair with regard to egy egypt's role. how has the rise of morsi transformed the issue compared where four years ago. >> charlie in gar son compariso can't rely perhaps on wholeheartedly as it did on mubarak to rein in thhamas. we're not sure how morsi will deal with the situation. egypt is under fresh frpressuree americans. but clearly we're still in a situation where egyptian foreign policy is still evolving. so we're not quite sure what the rule of the games are. >> are you surprised there hasn't been more of a reaction in the markets? >> not at this stage. hartwe'll comment about how it will play out is accurate because we don't know with respect to the new administration. but there is potentially
and they said things are looking bad in egypt and you have to wonder whether it is going to spill over and hope broader implications for the country -- >> and that is the big risk. i'm not a gae owe political expert on places like egypt, but the whole nature of the region 45s chan has changed to some extent. we're dealing with an additional level of uncertainty. that means that whereas previously you would have had someone like egypt as a broke he, they may be more one-sided now and have opinions of their own. we can remain hopeful, but there is that risk. >> charles, thank you very much for joining us here. head of market strategy at lloyds bank wholesale banking and markets. on today's show, we'll have more on on the escalating tensions in the middle east. we'll be live in tel aviv in right around 15 minutes time for a view from the ground. switzerland is where xtrata will have a slowdown tomorrow, we'll find out why bonuses become a key point of contention. and we'll be live in athens to find out if we can finally expect resolution on the country's next tranche of aid this week. and we track
them. i'm afraid the details haven't been shared with us. >>> hillary clinton joins egypt in attempting to broke aerodeal between israel and hamas. strikes on gaza and rocket attacks into israel continue. >> you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> all right, we're into hump day, the day before thanksgiving, of course, as well. on today's show, we'll have updates from athens and brussels as the eurozone ministers fail to ruse a deal for greece. air strikes and rocket fire continue in the gaza strip in tel aviv, as hillary clinton urges both sides to diffuse violence. we'll have the latest live from zree israeli. we'll also take the pulse of the polish country. analysts from warsaw 40 minutes from now. >>> we'll be in providence, rhode island, to preview travel ahead of the thanksgiving holiday with the head of operations at peter pan bus lines. >>> but first, after nearly 12 hours of talks, eurozone finance ministers have failed in their quest to agree conditions that would have allowed the next chance of bailout cash going to greece. w
under way right now. indications there may be a truce on the horizon. coming from cairo where egypt's president mohammad speaking to mourners saying egypt was passing through difficult days but there could be light at the end of the tunnel and referred to the truce that may be taking place in egypt. he said that the aggression on gaza would end on tuesday. didn't give details about that agreement. reports coming out of israel citing officials on israel radio that a truce could be announced as late as tuesday night this evening with the arrival of u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. that's what's happening outside of gaza. here in gaza it still feels like a war footing. in the last couple of hours the iz rally israelis have warned of imminent attacks on homes and neighborhoods and forcing people to leave their cities and move into central gaza and an indication that a ground invasion may be imminent if a truce is not sealed within the next couple of hours. you can get a sense there's a great sense of fear among ordinary people of gaza that in coming hours it could go either one
with the soldiers in it. palestinians and especially hamas in gaza seem to believe that when egypt was taken over by the muslim brotherhood, the muslim brotherhood who if you like are hamas' dig brother, they felt themselves safer under the protection of the muslim brotherhood in exwiptd, they felt safer. so they felt they were able to provoke to push israel and israel at the a serb point said enough is enough. yeah, you'd expect that you would think they would expect to get attacked. >> one more quick question. egypt recalling its ambassador, how serious a response is that? >> i think it's to be expected. israel sent its ambassador home from egypt saying it was planned of course. who knows. i think it's a serious moment and at play of course is the peace agreement between israel and egypt. another reason hamas felt safer because they felt israel would do anything at all to not provoke egypt into abandoning peace. so very serious. >> martin fletcher, thank you for your great report. you're the best in the business. >> a fascinating report. thank you, martin. >>> back to some business here in the
and hamas to be upheld. the two sides agreed yesterday to abide by an egypt brokered peace deal after eight days of fighting that left 130 palestinians and five israelis dead. overnight, thousands poured on to the streets to celebrate. joining us from tel aviv is m martin fletcher. martin, what is it like there did today following the cease fire and what hopes are there? >> well, those scenes you just saw in gaza, the celebration, you did at any time see that here in israel. there's a sense here there is nothing much to celebrate. the cease fire took effect 9:00 last night, israel time. so at least so far so good. it's all quiet. but the israelis have not yet sent for instance their children back to school, they said let's wait and see whether the cease fire real holds, whether there really will be no more rockets from gaza. at the same time, the israeli army which called up about 30,000 reserves, they're still on duty at the border. but they'll probably withdraw those reserves soon. the issue really although they reached a cease-fire, israel won't be launching a ground invasion of gaza. pa
. they are willing to defend their territory with their lives. in egypt the focus has shifted a bit because politicians are trying to broker a cease-fire or truce between israel and palestinian factions. there are sticking points but there are signals or at least some early signs that a truce may be on the horizon that would be welcome news for people certainly in gaza and also in israel. back to you. >> thank you so much for that. reporting through the weekend and today from gaza. oil prices rising as fighting between israel and hamas does continue. could this be the beginning of a bigger price pop and where should you park your money in the complex? we have the senior energy analyst at raymond james. good morning to you. >> thanks for having me. >> the conventional wisdom last week is because it doesn't directly involve iran, maybe the impact on the complex not as dire as it might be under other scenarios. do you agree with that? >> there should be no impact at all from what's happening currently on the israel/gaza border. none whatsoever. the reality is that the oil market is very jitter
is to meet to halt violent protests. here's the latest from cairo. >> for a second straight day, egypt stock market has opened in a downward spiral followed by a decree by are morsi that has plunged the country into political turmoil. on the streets for a fifth straight day, there have been clashes between pro morsi supporters and his opponents. here in the capital, one of the victims is being laid to rest after he was killed by security officials. the anger stems from a decree issued on thursday gives morsi powers that are unchecked. he essentially has the authority to legislate and that is not subject to any type of judicial review pl opponents say it amounts to a dinlg at a time tore ship and this is what they fought against two years ago. but supporters say he must take these drastic measures in order to ram home reforms being blocked that have hijacked egypt's judiciary. ross. >> all right. latest from cry row. meanwhile israeli defense minister barack has resigned, a surprise move ahead of the general election. he is going to stay on until the next administration is in place. and repre
would be between israel and iran. this has people paying attention. >> this is a test from egypt and the change in government and they're saying i think hamas is saying how much support are we going to get from them? this is a test of the new middle east and how much support they get and we'll see. morsi is in a difficult place because the egyptian economy is not doing well. they need tourism, it's fallen completely down. the moderate elements in egypt are saying let's get on the economy here and the radical elements are saying support hamas, and this is going to be a real test of his leadership. >> this is the sort of situation that makes you think twice about your forecast for where the dow heads if something were to expand from this? >> yeah, i mean, well, the only good thing is there's no oil in gaza, egypt or israel really. steve is saying if it's a conflagration in the entire mideast, obviously we're not energy independent yet, trying to get there. i don't think it's going to get that far. i think they're testing the political waters here and seeing how we position ourselve
's affecting local flash points. >> let's go around the world, egypt, violence in the streets again today continuing protests after the president of egypt declared for himself a broad range of autocratic powers thursday night, the stock market in egypt opened yesterday, much of the middle east thursday is the end of their business week, the market plunged, a little bit of recovery today. speaking with sources in the banking sector they're worried whether or not the president says the powers are temporary whether he means it. >>> there's a euro group meeting today, they might eventually agree to give greece the money. the narrative stands that greece gets the money, they have to calm concerns about the imf. >>> spanish elections in the catolca catalonia win the regional elections. the stock market reacted a little bit, it would have been worse if the leader of the separatist movement had done better. let's move on to what i think is the most interesting story and could definitely affect a lot of investors who watch cnbc, argentina. during all the retail hubaloo, a federal judge in new york
that the president morsi rescind his decree. also added to the list of growing demands, they want to see egypt's body that'sing tasked with writing a new constitution be mea reflect erv of egypt's diversity, and that it's not a that it doesn't reflect only the islamic party's perspecti perspective. there's some calls by the protesters to dissolved the current body and mike sure the new body is more diverse. other issues are lingers from the revolutionary days. president morsist says he has to takes the action action becausitis egypt's judiciary that's stalling the it's shaping out -- caught in the midding are supporters every both sides, the liberal and secular state say it's on the wrong side, but the president and supporters say he has the pourer, authority and justification to take these measures. >>> as we look at some of the pictures ayman, thank you. >>> we're being blown around by some headlines here. we've had great numbers on housing. here's what happened, right about here. came out below expectations. this is some of the negative data points. i was a little surprised by it. the market was,
. >> thanks, simon. >>> in egypt mass protests are planned from the muslim brotherhood and opponents in cairo today over the decree giving new powers to morsi. ayman is live in cairo with the latest. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. tens of thousands of protestors have gathered in tahrir square. many of them saying and singing the same songs and chants in the revolution. they changed the name from mubarak to morsi. the demands are the same. many people behind me today have been galvanized by the degree cree of morsi that gave him sweeping powers, including those to legislate without judicial review. it's not just about the decree. they're disappointed with the pace of reform. they're disappointed with the new constitutional assembly writing a constitution. they say it's not pluralistic and does not represent all of egyptians, and more importantly they're angered by the police force in egypt still using the same brutal tactics they used under mubarak. there have been no reforms and no convictions of officers that killed protestors. they're coming out in large numbers behind me. that ha
will be leaving egypt within a few hours. this attack in gaza is becoming an international event, which could threaten to make the region even more volatile. >> martin fletcher, thank you very much. maria. >> well, the attack having a major impact on the oil market today. we're watching prices move up. bertha coombs is here with that angle. over to you. what can you tell us? >> as those headlines cross, and in particular the headlines coming from israel that this was the beginning of a prolonged effort to combat hamas. that is what september oil spiking up 1% on a day when after poor retail sales, we really were seeing not much movement at all. traders are saying this definitely puts the geo political risk on the table as martin describes. the fact this could spread and cause more destabilization in the area. what they look for as well, this is not an oil producing area. this could spread. what it means if israel is willing to act so forcefully with regard to israel, perhaps, and iran. that is the big picture and what would really send oil prices much higher. meantime, tomorrow morning we'll
of egypt is completely different because the arab spring has happened. we used to kind of know where -- we knew exactly where hose any mubarak stood. >> are they a mediator? an instigator? >> i don't think they know. >> they're trying to figure out their role. i'm not trying to minimize what's going on but i think traders are using this as an excuse to bid oil prices higher. we're not at a point we're seeing evidence that you can see a cut-off in oil supplies, especially for new york oil. >> that's ultimately the question. will there be a disruption? what series of events would occur to stop the flow of oil? >> suez canal, wherever it is, we're not there yet but trading it up just in case -- >> it ignites something wider. >> our own oil market in new york trades more on our economic fundamentals and tends to follow brent, not the other way around these days. brent's been going higher. >> london brent is far more influenced than by what's going on in texas. >> you bet it is. as the oil market goes, lately, the stock market has gone in the same direction. today we're very much seeing that. y
kinds of fuel. the organizers, the muslim brotherhood. that's the same group that took power in egypt and the group that gave birth to hamas. jordan is still ruled by king abdullah. the muslim brotherhood has made it clear they'd like him to go. >>> we got a nice rally under way here, bertha. >> nasdaq 100, qqqs are the best performers today and among the best advancers is green mountain coffee. of course this is a huge short position. some 39%. this looks a little bit like a technical rally here. the company's stock has moved above its 50-day moving average. it's been just below that over the last couple of weeks and about $1 above that now. >>> red states versus blue states. is your town a state about to fall off the fiscal cliff? steve leisman has the maps that will show us which states and counties stand to get hit the hardest by potential federal spending cuts. everything is bigger in texas. including the strategy for taking down this building. we'll show you what happened when the engineers pushed the plunger. that's next. >>> if congress drifts u.s. economy off the fiscal cliff
on the network was with egypt and israel you're not going to interrupt the flow of oil, and therefore it isn't an oil event and therefore arguably not a market event. >> it may not be an oil event but i think it is clearly a global event that's going to cause investors to get nervous. what people get nervous, the first thing they want to do is feel safe. they want their money. >> kenny, we'll get back to you in a minute. >>> this one's going to cause a lot of outrage, i promise. the nation heading toward the edge of that fiscal cliff with sky-high deficits. while there's talk of cuts, cuts, cuts, a new report out today on waste in the federal government. eamon javers has details in washington. eamon? >> well, the new report is out from senator tom coburn, a republican from oklahoma up on capitol hill. in the report he accuses the department of defense of really becoming the department of everything. he says the pentagon's wasting a lot of money and he's found examples in the pentagon spending money on things like a study for a question of did jesus die for cling-ones, too. they've sponsored
relations between egypt and israel. that doesn't necessarily though still knock on to the oil trade, does it? >> no, it really doesn't. that's what we have to keep watching. the bad word we don't want to hear is iran, obviously. iran is going to give missiles, that's a given. the question is what does iran do, if they poise troops, it will open up completely and it gives israel all it needs and they will attack and attack hard in iran. >> the qe 4 may be on the cards for next year, are you disappointed that it hasn't done more for the markets? >> they did a good job last time in starting to go after the housing market, the problem is they can't just throw a qe-4 out there, it has to be a pinpoint target, change lending standards, make things happen, get congress together. what about infrastructure? we don't hear a word about it. so i think what the fed is going to do, they'll say we'll do something, but get congress to act, the election is over, now get together and do your job. >> to the up side, what levels are you looking at for wti and brent? i think the react sthun to yesterday's move w
. and they have been brought into discussions with egypt and other major players in the world and region and they feel this has given them the legitimacy that they deserve. >> stephanie, thanks for that from tel aviv. mario draghi says building an overitem body around the ecb is the most practical solution. speaking at the euro finance conference, he said there needs to an legal basis for banking supervision. business sentiment in germany has risen a little bit more than expected quelling some fears that the powerhouse of the eurozone economy may be suffering from the impact of the crisis. its first increase in eight months. just over 101.4. in the united states, a half day of trading today post the thanksgiving holiday. is the dow due for a santa rally? we'll talk about it when we come back. [ female announcer ] the power to become a better investor has gone mobile. with features like scanning a barcode to get detailed stock quotes to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade. ♪ you can st
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from syria to egypt. we don't know who our friends are and what the game is and europe. europe isn't fixed yet. europe is kicking the can down. they can't fix it without a devaluation of some kind. they can keep putting money into that. what does that mean to take the first one? the cliff. you need somebody who is a uniter and not a divider. this president proved that he's the class warfare divider. >> here's a cliff question. some people say that if romney wins, the good news is we won't hit the cliff at the end of the year. the bad news is we'll have uncertainty for nine months because we'll have to address the issue in the fall. is that a better outcome than if obama is in office? i don't know the answer. >> we need to bring people together. we need a uniter for that. we go to the regulatory wall that we talked about. we need somebody who understands the role of regulation in a capitalistic system. the president doesn't have the foggiest idea and he delegates that. >> it's more of the people he's given power to. >> because he doesn't have anything to bring to the party. he deleg
the situation there as we speak. protesters bearing down in cairo, egypt. we're getting set for another day of trading here. there you have it. opening bell on wall street. kids day here. day after thanksgiving at the new york stock exchange. we see a lot of junior traders filling orders here at the new york stock exchange. ronald mcdonald house charities celebrating kids day here. and sears holding celebrating black friday. we'll talk with sears in just a little bit's time. we are to the upside if you look at the s&p 500 heat map right now. >> it has feeling like it's been two weeks but it's only one. a week in which as we heard from matt where we had major news this week. not expecting to get any today. certainly the alleged fraud at autonomy and hp stock hitting a ten-year low and not to mention the continued insider trading investigation that included a major indictment of someone. two major stories during the course of the week. >> i know you have been involved in hp and breaking a lot of news related to it. hp was such a huge story. we're not talking about a mid sized company and the
in the area and the fact that there does not appear to be any cease-fire on the horizon although egypt's prime minister is in gaza today urging some international cooperation. we're also looking at the fact that oil prices here in the u.s. have basically erased this week's losses because of the gains that we're seeing currently in the oil complex. we're also hearing reports about iraqi enjoy saying that arabs should use oil to press israel over gaza. those headlines helping to cause this bid in the oil complex. in the gold market, we've seen steady declines over the last several sessions and now a little bit of stabilization in the gold market. there are concerns based on the world gold council report about demand particularly out of china. we've seen the cme lower margins for gold and silver so that may have an impact on the trading activity from here. carl, back to you at the white house. >> all right. thanks so much. in a half hour from now the president will hold key meeting with top congressional leaders on solving the fiscal cliff. we'll be over this crit aleveic event. both sides of the
the greek debt deal. we're also watching of course the protest that erupted over a three-day period in egypt and that could lend some support to the oil price going forward. we are watching metals market which is somewhat lower here. gold prices after the significant rally on friday seem to be in this range between 17.46 and 17.55. we're looking at copper prices and there's a lot ahead for this market to watch namely what's happening in china and pmi data coming out later in the week. the big story in commodities definitely the slide that we're seeing in natural gas down about 4%. warmer temperatures ahead for the month of december. that is what's pressuring the nat gas market. back to you, david. >> now i want to resist a story we brought to you on friday and it continues. not that much has changed. it is still an interesting one getting a lot more play in the general media as well. that's the showdown between paul singer, the man who runs elliott associates, and argentina to put it mildly. there's mr. singer. argentina led by its president who has said no way are we paying you the $1.3 bil
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